Earlier in the year I wrote an article on Stir Up Sunday, for my local newspaper, the Jersey Evening Post. This was the time when families traditionally gathered together and made their Christmas pudding. I thought it would be good to come up with an alternative that was lighter but still very in keeping with all the other festive recipes I love so much. After some experimenting in the kitchen, I think I came up with a great alternative.
Festive Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes
So today was a Sunday off and the girls wanted to bake Christmas cupcakes. If you follow the blog you know I have a great, go to chocolate cupcake recipe ( see my Scary Halloween Double Chocolate Cupcakes ). So, it was just a matter of finding some fun way to decorate them. Flicking through magazines and online in the run to the festive season is a great way to find inspiration and I had already seen an idea for Christmas Tree light cakes I wanted to put a spin on.
The Best Ever Christmas Tree Brownies
The best ever Christmas Tree Brownies. We had some great family fun today baking a tray of my failsafe Best Ever Brownie and getting festive decorating them as Christmas trees. All you and your little ones need ( or indeed just you if you don’t have kids as an excuse ), are some suitable edible decorations and some green food colouring.
Christmas Baking – My Triple Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cookies
Why Christmas Pudding Triple Chocolate Cookies? The family loves baking biscuits and cookies ( and eating them! ) and this year I wanted to do something different. As the girls are getting a little older, we can be a bit more ambitious in our bakes and these are really delicious. Who doesn’t like a classic slightly chewy chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate pieces? This is a fun twist on a festive favourite.